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The Golden Deer's Plea

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The Golden Deer's Plea

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Garreg Mach Monastery


Lord Arundel

They'll come. You can count on it. If anyone can bring him back, it's Teach. Teach will talk, and he'll listen. But more than anything, I've seen their skill and abilities... I believe in them.
— Claude

The Golden Deer's Plea is the nineteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in the Azure Moon route.


Main article: The Golden Deer's Plea/Script

Dimitri reveals that Adrestian forces commanded by Lord Arundel have launched a full invasion of Leicester to take advantage of the damage caused in the Battle at Gronder. He speculates that Arundel may have been involved in the Tragedy of Duscur. Between the logistical problems of abandoning Leicester and the moral problems of leaving a friend to dry, Dimitri elects to reinforce Claude at the Alliance capital of Derdriu. At the end of the month, the Faerghus army marches to Leicester. Meanwhile, in Derdriu, despite his subordinates' concerns that Dimitri might abandon them, Claude maintains that the Kingdom will come to their aid; his faith proves well-founded when Kingdom reinforcements arrive. Dimitri deduces that Claude baited the Imperials into overextending themselves so that he could crush them in a pincer attack.

Dimitri takes advantage of the opening Claude gave him to wipe out the Imperial forces and mortally wound Arundel. He demands answers regarding the Tragedy, but Arundel remains tight-lipped and only expresses the hope that he and Edelgard kill each other off before expiring. Claude reunites with Byleth and Dimitri and reveals that he had to send his request for aid before Dimitri even took Fhirdiad in order for reinforcements to arrive on time. He unexpectedly gifts Dimitri his Relic bow Failnaught and reveals that he has disbanded the Alliance and ceded his right to govern its territories to Dimitri. Claude further reveals that he intends to depart Fódlan to pursue his own dreams. He finally reveals that Rhea is being held captive in Enbarr. Afterwards, Dimitri recounts his family history with Edelgard to the former Blue Lions. He resolves to try parleying with Edelgard in the hopes of bringing a peaceful end to the war before more lives are lost.

Meanwhile, in Enbarr, Hubert reports Arundel's demise to Edelgard; neither of them mourn him. Edelgard orders Imperial troops to fall back to Arianrhod in the west and Merceus in the east, assigning the Death Knight to guard the latter. Hubert expresses his concerns about Edelgard's planned final trump card, but is dismissed.

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Small portrait byleth m 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait dimitri 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait dedue 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait felix 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait annette 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait petra 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait hilda 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait catherine fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait cyril 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait alois fe16.pngSmall portrait seteth fe16.pngSmall portrait gilbert fe16.png

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Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 brawling.png Silver Gauntlets+ Tournament prize
Is ns01 shield.png Aurora Shield Dropped by enemy Pegasus Knight in Saving Derdriu
Is ns01 stat booster.png Giant Shell Automatically at the end of Saving Derdriu if Hilda and Judith survive
Is ns01 stat booster.png Goddess Icon Automatically at the end of Saving Derdriu if Hilda and Judith survive
Is ns01 bow relic.png Failnaught Automatically at the end of the chapter

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Main article: Lord Arundel

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Main article: The Golden Deer's Plea/Saving Derdriu


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The King's Triumphant Return The Golden Deer's Plea The Impregnable Fortress

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisBylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanManuelaSetethShamir
Non-playable characters AnnaDuke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJeritzaJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
Bosses AcheronBlaiddydCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFlame EmperorFerdinandFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisPallardóRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSolonThalesThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableThe Wind CallerWandering Beast
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFreikugelLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleThunderbrandThyrsus
Chapters Part I Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power StruggleBlack Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Paralogues Part I An Ocean ViewDeath TollDividing the WorldFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak
Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Locations (TBA) FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts (TBA) 10 ElitesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerMonstersThose who slither in the dark
Related topics (TBA) Music LibraryName chartPre-release informationUnused content